William E. Bechtel

November 28, 1938March 14, 2018

William E. Bechtel, 79, of Dillsburg, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away March 14, 2018 in The Gardens at West Shore, Camp Hill. He was born November 28, 1938 in Newport, a son of the late Russell and Helen (Strawser) Bechtel. He was a graduate of the former William Penn High School. William along with his brothers all served in the U.S. Military. Prior to retirement he was employed with Bethlehem Steel and was a member of the Steel Workers Union. Preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Bechtel and Donald Arnold and sister in law, Beverly Bechtel. Survived by his brothers, Russell Bechtel, of Middletown, and John Bechtel and his wife Pat, of Dillsburg, sister in law, Doris Arnold, nieces and nephews, Russell, Jacqueline, Rhonda, Rena, Rob, Rachelle, Roxanne, Robert, Barb, Angie, Donald, Frankie and Diana Funeral service will be at 11:30 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Neill Funeral Home, 3401 Market St. Camp Hill, visitation will be from 10:30 till time of service. Interment Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be made the American Diabetes Association.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • Viewing Wednesday, March 21, 2018

William E. Bechtel

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Rhonda Bechtel

March 17, 2018

Uncle Bill we love you and pray you are at peace now. Uncle Bill and I used to enjoy watching March Madness games together. He was always passionate about Basketball. Men’s Women’s it made no difference to him. And he always knew the answers to my questions.
He always enjoyed when I’d play nurse for his post op issues, and visits.
He did not so much enjoy me chastizing him for not listening to doctors insulin orders. And when i had to take daily sugar reads he would say its not necessary to do this every day. Rhonda Jean dont you have other things you would enjoy doing better than this? Haha he cracked me up.
Back in the day he loooooved his crossword puzzles and could do puzzles and hold a conversation at the same time.
Im sure he and Grandma can now hang out together and talk about all of us. Lol
Here he is with ICU nurse Gina just two weeks ago.
Rhonda Jean